Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP), Breakthrough ACTION – West Africa 57 views0 applications


Breakthrough ACTION (BA) is a five-year cooperative agreement, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to lead USAID’s social and behavior change programming around the world. Primed by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP), BA partners include Save the Children, Ideas42, ThinkAction, and Camber Collective.

The vision of the project is to ignite collective action using next generation behavior change approaches to empower households and communities to become healthier and more prosperous. While the work will harness the power of communication – from mass media campaigns to community outreach – to inspire long-lasting change, the project will also take advantage of other innovative approaches such as market science, behavioral economics and human-centered design to drive progress. Using these state-of-the-art, evidence-based tools, Breakthrough ACTION will have a global reach and will work in partnership with host governments to encourage people in developing countries to adopt healthy behaviors, from using modern contraceptive methods and sleeping under bed nets to being tested for HIV, and preventing the spread of zoonotic diseases.

Based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, the DCOP will provide strategic leadership, general oversight and guidance on the implementation of the BA projects in Burkina Faso. In addition, the DCOP will play a regional advisory role for BA activities in Niger, Guinea, and any other West African country in coordination with the staff from each BA project.

In Burkina Faso and Niger, BA is implementing the Sahel RISE II project over four years to achieve improved health, family planning, and nutrition outcomes among populations in select regions of these countries. The resulting program will comprise an important element of RISE II, a new suite of USAID development and humanitarian assistance projects and activities to be managed collectively by USAID/Sahel, USAID/Food for Peace, USAID/West Africa, and the USAID field offices in Burkina Faso and Niger. RISE II will also include forthcoming health service delivery and development food security (DFSA) activities managed by USAID/Sahel and USAID/Food for Peace, respectively.

USAID/West Africa Regional seeks to invest in BA (referred to herein as West Africa Breakthrough ACTION, or WABA) over the next three years to support increased adoption of positive behaviors pertaining to family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) among individuals in Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger and Togo. Breakthrough ACTION Guinea has a one year Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) and a two-year Integrated Health (malaria, family planning, maternal and child health) projects, which aim to foster a culture of positive attitudes toward the health system and increase health-seeking behavior. The DCOP will also provide SBC technical support to this project in coordination with WABA staff in Burkina Faso and Niger and other BA staff in Guinea.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

Strategic Project Management (25%)

  • Provide strategic leadership and guidance on the implementation of the project in coordination with project staff in Burkina Faso, ;
  • Provide support to the coordination between relevant Social and Behavioral Change (SBC) public and private sectors actors in Burkina Faso, including NGOs, multilateral agencies, media partners, research firms, local organizations, and the government;
  • Provide SBC technical assistance to Niger and Guinea as per countries plans;
  • Work closely with existing public and private networks and groups related to SBC in both countries to ensure strong integrated programing across BA’s projects in the three countries;
  • Support reporting as required by USAID, CCP, and Save the Children on BA’s projects in Burkina Faso;
  • Liaise with project staff, USAID Missions and partners to ensure coherence of the programme strategy and overall implementation;
  • Represent BA with USAID mission in Burkina Faso and other partners.

Operations (25%)

  • Oversee the project team to ensure smooth day-to-day running of field operations and ensure that project plans are clearly prioritized;
  • Strategically identify capacity gaps and arrange for appropriate training of project team and partners to adequately equip them with the skills and knowledge required to accomplish their responsibilities;
  • Responsible for overseeing the BA field office in Kaya to ensure adequate support in logistics, procurement, and administration to deliver the project effectively at a high standard.

Representation (20%)

  • In coordination with relevant team members, establish, maintain, and improve active and regular working relationships with JHU-CCP as the consortium prime and representatives of other organizations and partners (UN, NGOs, INGOs, counterparts, donors, government authorities etc.) who are involved in the project.

Oversight of Project Management (15%)

  • Support staff in ensuring that project activities are planned and supervised, risks identified and managed to ensure smooth implementation;
  • Liaise with the Finance and Award Managers to ensure that accurate project expenditure reports are produced monthly;
  • On at least a quarterly basis, review project budgets to ensure that project spend is on-track, budgets are re-phased and spent within donor budgets and expenditure guidelines, and no-cost extensions/cost extensions are requested in a timely way (if need be);
  • Review and finalize project reports ensuring that donor guidelines are followed and high standards met, prior to submission;
  • Ensure that key contributing staff have a clear understanding of donor requirements and expectations at the proposal, agreement, kick off, implementation, amendment, reporting, close out and audit stage;
  • Ensure potential issues and amendment requests are flagged promptly to donors and project leadership;
  • Ensure compliance with SC and project procedures and policies.

Human Resources (10%)

  • Supervise project technical advisors and field program managers;
  • Ensure appropriate staffing of the project, planning and implementing specific actions to recruit, manage and motivate project staff;
  • Ensure appropriate gender and ethnic diversity within the project team;
  • Ensure that project staff have clearly defined objectives and understand their responsibilities. Ensure compliance with staff development strategies and performance management systems and evaluations.

Reporting and learning (5%)

  • Contribute to the project teams inputs on the monthly, quarterly & annual reports based on donor requirements and other reports as required;
  • Document key project activities as they relate to learning and knowledge management.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 5-7 years’ experience in public health and Social and Behavioral Change, including community mobilization, capacity strengthening, mass and community programming, family planning, and malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant equivalent experience;
  • Professional level of technical or managerial knowledge, skills, and experience to manage the operational activities of a unit or team, or provide the technical and management support related to various size projects;
  • Demonstrated experience in design, plan, and implementation of SBC programs, including budget management;
  • Strong working familiarity with USAID regulations and policies;
  • Demonstrated experience with team building, negotiation, collaboration and coordination across multiple projects, local organizations, government, and private sector;
  • A seasoned SBC project manager with at least 10 years of relevant experience, including at least two managing development programs in the field;
  • Fluent oral and strong analytical, written English and French communications skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • General knowledge in health subject areas relevant to the project (MCH, family planning, nutrition, malaria);
  • Experience in West Africa.

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

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Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. Around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.

We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, is an international non-governmental organization that promotes children's rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries.

It was established in the United Kingdom in 1919 in order to improve the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts.

In addition to the UK organisation, there are 29 other national Save the Children organisations who are members of Save the Children International, a global network of nonprofit organisations supporting local partners in over 120 countries around the world.

In 2015, we reached over 62 million children directly through our and our partners' work.

Save the Children has led global action on children’s rights for more than 90 years.

1919 Eglantyne Jebb established the Save the Children Fund to feed children facing starvation after the First World War

1924 the League of Nations adopted Eglantyne’s charter on children’s rights

1939–1945 During the Second World War, we worked to safeguard children directly affected by the war. We continue to do this in conflict-affected regions

1977 A number of Save the Children organisations formed an alliance to coordinate campaigning work to improve outcomes for the world’s children, sowing the seeds for Save the Children as a single global movement for children

1989 The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

194 countries have signed up to this legally binding convention

2004–2009 Save the Children’s largest humanitarian operation, in response to the Indian Ocean tsunami. Our tsunami response programme received funding of US$272 million, largely through generous donations

2009 Save the Children launched EVERY ONE, our largest ever global campaign, to prevent millions of mothers and young children from dying

2012 Our work once again touched the lives of over 125 million children worldwide and directly reached 45 million children.

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Breakthrough ACTION (BA) is a five-year cooperative agreement, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to lead USAID’s social and behavior change programming around the world. Primed by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP), BA partners include Save the Children, Ideas42, ThinkAction, and Camber Collective.

The vision of the project is to ignite collective action using next generation behavior change approaches to empower households and communities to become healthier and more prosperous. While the work will harness the power of communication – from mass media campaigns to community outreach – to inspire long-lasting change, the project will also take advantage of other innovative approaches such as market science, behavioral economics and human-centered design to drive progress. Using these state-of-the-art, evidence-based tools, Breakthrough ACTION will have a global reach and will work in partnership with host governments to encourage people in developing countries to adopt healthy behaviors, from using modern contraceptive methods and sleeping under bed nets to being tested for HIV, and preventing the spread of zoonotic diseases.

Based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, the DCOP will provide strategic leadership, general oversight and guidance on the implementation of the BA projects in Burkina Faso. In addition, the DCOP will play a regional advisory role for BA activities in Niger, Guinea, and any other West African country in coordination with the staff from each BA project.

In Burkina Faso and Niger, BA is implementing the Sahel RISE II project over four years to achieve improved health, family planning, and nutrition outcomes among populations in select regions of these countries. The resulting program will comprise an important element of RISE II, a new suite of USAID development and humanitarian assistance projects and activities to be managed collectively by USAID/Sahel, USAID/Food for Peace, USAID/West Africa, and the USAID field offices in Burkina Faso and Niger. RISE II will also include forthcoming health service delivery and development food security (DFSA) activities managed by USAID/Sahel and USAID/Food for Peace, respectively.

USAID/West Africa Regional seeks to invest in BA (referred to herein as West Africa Breakthrough ACTION, or WABA) over the next three years to support increased adoption of positive behaviors pertaining to family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) among individuals in Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger and Togo. Breakthrough ACTION Guinea has a one year Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) and a two-year Integrated Health (malaria, family planning, maternal and child health) projects, which aim to foster a culture of positive attitudes toward the health system and increase health-seeking behavior. The DCOP will also provide SBC technical support to this project in coordination with WABA staff in Burkina Faso and Niger and other BA staff in Guinea.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

Strategic Project Management (25%)

  • Provide strategic leadership and guidance on the implementation of the project in coordination with project staff in Burkina Faso, ;
  • Provide support to the coordination between relevant Social and Behavioral Change (SBC) public and private sectors actors in Burkina Faso, including NGOs, multilateral agencies, media partners, research firms, local organizations, and the government;
  • Provide SBC technical assistance to Niger and Guinea as per countries plans;
  • Work closely with existing public and private networks and groups related to SBC in both countries to ensure strong integrated programing across BA’s projects in the three countries;
  • Support reporting as required by USAID, CCP, and Save the Children on BA’s projects in Burkina Faso;
  • Liaise with project staff, USAID Missions and partners to ensure coherence of the programme strategy and overall implementation;
  • Represent BA with USAID mission in Burkina Faso and other partners.

Operations (25%)

  • Oversee the project team to ensure smooth day-to-day running of field operations and ensure that project plans are clearly prioritized;
  • Strategically identify capacity gaps and arrange for appropriate training of project team and partners to adequately equip them with the skills and knowledge required to accomplish their responsibilities;
  • Responsible for overseeing the BA field office in Kaya to ensure adequate support in logistics, procurement, and administration to deliver the project effectively at a high standard.

Representation (20%)

  • In coordination with relevant team members, establish, maintain, and improve active and regular working relationships with JHU-CCP as the consortium prime and representatives of other organizations and partners (UN, NGOs, INGOs, counterparts, donors, government authorities etc.) who are involved in the project.

Oversight of Project Management (15%)

  • Support staff in ensuring that project activities are planned and supervised, risks identified and managed to ensure smooth implementation;
  • Liaise with the Finance and Award Managers to ensure that accurate project expenditure reports are produced monthly;
  • On at least a quarterly basis, review project budgets to ensure that project spend is on-track, budgets are re-phased and spent within donor budgets and expenditure guidelines, and no-cost extensions/cost extensions are requested in a timely way (if need be);
  • Review and finalize project reports ensuring that donor guidelines are followed and high standards met, prior to submission;
  • Ensure that key contributing staff have a clear understanding of donor requirements and expectations at the proposal, agreement, kick off, implementation, amendment, reporting, close out and audit stage;
  • Ensure potential issues and amendment requests are flagged promptly to donors and project leadership;
  • Ensure compliance with SC and project procedures and policies.

Human Resources (10%)

  • Supervise project technical advisors and field program managers;
  • Ensure appropriate staffing of the project, planning and implementing specific actions to recruit, manage and motivate project staff;
  • Ensure appropriate gender and ethnic diversity within the project team;
  • Ensure that project staff have clearly defined objectives and understand their responsibilities. Ensure compliance with staff development strategies and performance management systems and evaluations.

Reporting and learning (5%)

  • Contribute to the project teams inputs on the monthly, quarterly & annual reports based on donor requirements and other reports as required;
  • Document key project activities as they relate to learning and knowledge management.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 5-7 years' experience in public health and Social and Behavioral Change, including community mobilization, capacity strengthening, mass and community programming, family planning, and malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant equivalent experience;
  • Professional level of technical or managerial knowledge, skills, and experience to manage the operational activities of a unit or team, or provide the technical and management support related to various size projects;
  • Demonstrated experience in design, plan, and implementation of SBC programs, including budget management;
  • Strong working familiarity with USAID regulations and policies;
  • Demonstrated experience with team building, negotiation, collaboration and coordination across multiple projects, local organizations, government, and private sector;
  • A seasoned SBC project manager with at least 10 years of relevant experience, including at least two managing development programs in the field;
  • Fluent oral and strong analytical, written English and French communications skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • General knowledge in health subject areas relevant to the project (MCH, family planning, nutrition, malaria);
  • Experience in West Africa.

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

2019-03-12

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